I'm not sure what technique or technology terrorists will use but they'll find some way of communication that can make them invisible to the NSA, FBI,CIA, TSA and any other three letter government spy agency. Super encrypted emails, anonymous prepaid cell phones, face to face meetings in a cave, ... and lots of other methods I can't imagine, but they will likely find a way to secretly plot their nefarious schemes.
Prank calls can have grave, unintended consequences. The two Australian DJs made a prank call to the hospital where Princess Kate was staying and claimed one of them was the queen. When the nurse found out that she had not given information to the queen but a couple of DJs, she committed suicide. The only thing that happened to the DJs is they lost their job. Not much of a punishment.
Let the networks drop Over the Air and think they're going to cable/satellite. When that happens and the cable/satellite companies show their middle digit to them they will hopefully go out of business, the local channels will soon follow and all that VHF will go to wireless carriers. Cable/satellite fees may not go down, but hopefully they'll not go up as fast as they have been lately.
Maybe a bit off topic, but this judge probably would would blame Kodak because they make film used in making illegal movies or the camera makers for the hardware use in such enterprises. Sad. Time for impeachment which is allowed by state or the federal constitutions.
The Innocence Project has estimated that 50% of persons convicted as a result of eyewitness testimony are actually not guilty of the crime they were charged with. So, just because the justice system convicted someone doesn't mean they did the crime. Some states provide compensation for the years wrongly spent in jail for a crime they didn't commit others do not. But if the freed inmate has been in prison for many years they likely will find it very difficult to integrate into society in many ways.
One of the reason profits are so small (2%) is that the overhead is so high. Pay the same salaries for similar jobs as are paid by the government, and either private insurance companies would be making 32% profits or cut premiums to keep profit at 2%. Your statistics are bogus when you don't include overhead costs which includes the extraordinary salaries and golden parachutes that are paid. If you're a true nonprofit you pay no taxes as well.
It's the insurance companies as well. The overhead to run a private insurance company in the US is about 30% of revenue. The overhead to run Medicare in the US is about 3%. Both organizations do the same thing - pay for medical care services, yet the overhead in percentage terms is 10 times as much for private insurance companies.
Some years ago the founder of one of the big health insurance companies retired with a $350,000,000 going away present. I assume he also got away with a lot stock that had appreciated in value during his tenure there. None of that money paid for any health care - not a single physical exam, not a single minor surgery, not a single life saving procedure needed due to an accident, it paid for nothing except for a nice retirement lifestyle. Who paid for that bonus? Likely the insurance company's clients who had money deducted from pay checks and the employers of those clients who paid it as an employment benefit. You might think the salaries paid the CEOs of big enterprises in the US are outrageous, the health care business is just the same.
There used to be so many things that WordPerfect could do that Word cannot do. Probably the best thing was managing formatting with the codes display. The suite still includes Quattro Pro, generally as good as Excel and a presentation application plus some other stuff that may be useful. Not sure about a data base program, but Quattro Pro has database capability.
Corel needs to somehow make their office package more visible. And the price must be competitive with the various MS Office packages. The Home and Student edition is $100 on Corel's site.
I don't think that's true. One can attach a copyright notice in the proper format which includes the circled C, date and the name of who owns the copyright. By sending a copy to the Copyright and Trademark office one has stronger evidence of holding the copyright. Whether your material ends up in the Library of Congress is another matter.
I'm wondering if some other outlet doesn't have this speech. I mean, CBS TV/Radio, NBC, ABC, NPR, PBS, BBC should have this and may own a copyright on their broadcast of it. One of them could put their video and/or audio in the public domain and thus not require royalty payments. Oh, wait ... These guys want to make a profit, so maybe this is ridiculous.
Also the speech was given at the Lincoln Memorial in DC, so does the Federal Government have some first dibs.
One way to solve the problem, as implied in some of the posts here, is that there never again be any presentation of Dr. King's writings, speeches, images, etc., anywhere. Of course, this would bury him from any future reference anywhere and prevent any royalties paid to the family. Sad.
owned by Amazon. The same thing seems to happen with them as well. That is, you don't "own" the audio books you pay for but only license the right to listen to them. It has been reported that books come and go from their list, so you could be in the middle of a book and if it shuts down, too bad. You're supposed to be able to listen to your books whenever you want, but if the copyright holder decides, your listening ability may be suspended.
I get my books from the local library. I have never not been able to get a book I wanted to read. If they don't have it they have a great inter library loan service. Ya, I know, I may have to wait if there is a queue, but I always have something to read if I want. My property tax to the local library district is about $60/year. My wife and I read far more than six books a year.
are administrators is they were too stupid to teach and managed to get out of the classroom. After a few years of teaching, most teachers want desperately to get out of the classroom into administration where the real money is. The average teacher lasts less than 5 years in the profession. They get out either to school administration or real estate sales. It's really amazing the dumb things both teachers and school administrators do. Prime example here.
I'm not familiar with the Python programming book, but I'm assuming it's an e-book. Anyway, Cody Jackson should look into publishing his book as a 99 cent Amazon e-book for Kindle. There are Kindle software applications for hardware other than Amazon's Kindle devices that would allow the book to be read. It would then be free to Prime subscribers and 99 cents to others. I'm not sure what Amazon's cut is, but probably less than Apple's 30%. Although Cody wants the book to be free, 99 cents minus Amazon's cut is pretty nearly free.
One thing I didn't see but might have been implicit in the discussion is the difference in the cost of the purchased goods sold by Apple compared to Amazon. Apple's purchased goods, except for its branded hardware, is all intellectual property - songs, movies, digital books, and software applications. Amazon sells these things also but it also sells hard goods - printed books, cameras, laptops, George Foreman Grills, all of which must be physically delivered. The cost of many of Apple's IP items is determined by the author's and through negotiations with music, movie and e-book companies. These prices can be pretty flexible. Amazon, on the other hand, can't do a lot to set the lowest price for the hard goods it sells. The manufacturer has to consider the cost of shipping goods to Amazon's warehouse and the cost of manufacturing their product (materials, labor). Shipping digital IP is pretty cheap compared to shipping physical objects and digital IP has no material or manufacturing labor involved. Both kinds of products have development costs, of course. Also, Digital IP requires data centers but Amazon has or will have a huge number of warehouses to heat and operate. I'm guessing Amazon's hard goods delivery infrastructure is much more costly to operate than Apple's data centers. So, I'm not sure the comparison of Apple's expensive scarcity (iPads) and cheap surfeit of products (IP) vs. Amazon's cheap surfeit (Kindles) and expensive goods (IP and hard goods) is appropriate. There is some overlap in products sold by the two companies, but Amazon has hard goods to sell which is a totally different business from Apple's. (I haven't forgotten that Apple runs physical stores, but these are for selling their branded hardware, not their surfeit product (IP).)
I think anonymous hit the nail on the head. I have a dumb phone which does an excellent job making phone calls. I don't have a smart phone, but in considering my options, the best situation may be to keep my dumb phone and get a 7" tablet for doing the kinds of things that can be done on a smart phone in addition to making calls. The Nexus 7, from what I read, can do all those other things - send text and photo messages, read and send emails, surf the web, etc. The advantage of this scenario is that the "smart" things are being done on a large screen. Oh, there are disadvantages, too. The need to carry two devices, maybe not the best camera, and whether the tablet only does WiFi so the need to find hot spots. This would also be a much less costly option if one depends on WiFi for the tablet because the voice plans for dumb phones run ~$40. Might be worth a try.
One of the reasons Amazon's p/e is so high is because the profit is low while huge amounts of income is going into its infrastructure development. Amazon is building very large numbers of these huge robot-ized warehouses so customers can get their hard goods purchases delivered on the same day as ordered. Order by 10 AM delivery by 5 PM. I'm not sure how far apart these warehouses will be from each other (150 miles) but it's going to take a lot of them to meet their business plan. Wait until nearly all the warehouses are built and stocked and watch that p/e ratio approach the ~16 value.